Queen Elizabeth paid a visit to the HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy’s sole amphibious assault ship and landing platform helicopter. For today’s engagement, she repeated her orchid purple hat and matching coat. Made of silk crepe, this hat with tall, domed crown and downward facing brim is trimmed with two fuchsia arrow feathers. While I still have qualms about the proportion of this hat, its vibrant colour made the Queen to stand out against the grey ship and navy uniformed sailors. This hat seems to be growing on me – is your affection increasing for it as well?